Subject: Re: PAM
To: Giles Lean <>
From: Andrew Gillham <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/28/2002 15:06:12
On Thu, Aug 29, 2002 at 07:42:24AM +1000, Giles Lean wrote:
> Oleg Polyanski wrote:
> >  AIX provides PAM API which is Sun compatible. I think the same
> >  applies to HP-UX - a check of their doccos is needed, though.
> Yes -- the HP-UX API is the same as is used by Linux and Solaris, and
> modules can be ported back and forth with the usual caveats that the
> less portable the C code is (non-standard Linux headers and whatnot)
> the more work needs to be done.

Does anyone have any idea how much of the available PAM code is BSD
licensed versus GPL or other?
e.g. Will it be necessary to implement the basic PAM support from
scratch?  Will we be able to use a large percentage of PAM modules 
in a BSD environment without worrying about the GPL?